Is it just me? Brown sugar vs. white sugar.

United States
December 10, 2009 9:17pm CST
Is it just me or does brown sugar smell more homemade like than sugar does?? I know it sounds like a weird question, L.O.L, but I am serious.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
11 Dec 09
I personally don't care much for sugar white or brown. I usually use black strap molasses for sweeting mt oatmeal and I don't sweeten my coffee. You can make your own brown sugar. For dark brown sugar take 1 cup of white sugar and add 2 tablespoons of molasses and mix until all the molasses is absorbed. The black strap molasses will make a dark brown sugar. It really cuts down on the cost.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
12 Dec 09
Hi, does it actually work? Should I need to heat the entire thing? coz just the molasses wont mix well with the sugar. also the one we get from shop is in lumps. and more towards a semi solid form. please tell elaborately.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
12 Dec 09
No,no don't heat it. Just mix it and it will be a bit moist but will work. Keep mixing until all the molasses is absorbed. It will have nice soft texture. I did some for my granddaughter the other day. It does mix and it won't have lumps unless it is allowed to dry out. Store it in an air tight container.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
11 Dec 09
I have wondered the diffrence between both sugars. Even I thought it was unprocessed formof sugar cane juice!!! Ok, so the colour and taste is due to mollasses. I normally use normal sugar, brown sugar is expensive here. I only use it for cakes and puddings.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
11 Dec 09
See how to make your own brown sugar below
• Spain
12 Dec 09
Brown sugar is healthier than white... Well so I think, I use sugar replacements so yeah... However brown sugar does indeed smell more homemade than white sugar does.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
11 Dec 09
Not a weird question at all:-) White sugar has been highly refined (processed). With brown sugar, they add molasses to it to make it more moist, flavorful, and that's where it gets it's brown color. The deeper brown sugar has even more molasses in it, and therefore a stronger taste. The nutritional difference between white sugar and the brown is just as big a difference as in taste and smell. The molasses gives it extra minerals, etc, where white sugar gives you no nutritional benefit at all and is just a sweetener. I personally use a lot more brown sugar in things than the white, just because I like the taste.
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@raynejasper (2326)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
..hi.. brown sugar are said to be more beneficial than the white sugar because the white sugar was process finely that the nutrients were also removed that's why it became white.. the brown sugar has more nutrients than the white.. and it's really sweeter.. for the brown sugar in my personal experience, I just put a little in my coffee and it's already fine but for the white sugar, I have to put more for it to taste sweet in my coffee.. and with the smell, you're definitely right..
• United States
11 Dec 09
Actually, for the most part, brown sugar is just processed white sugar mixed with molasses. That's what gives it its extra sweetness, but it's not at all healthier. However, some versions are a less-refined version but most likely that's not what is on the shelves of the supermarket (it would cost more). I agree that brown sugar is the better tasting sugar!
@maezee (31963)
• United States
14 Dec 09
I don't have any facts to back this up with, but I feel like brown sugar is healthier AND less processed than regular cane sugar. But I honestly have no idea either way. I LOVE brown sugar!